Henrietta E. GuyetteJuly 26,2014
WATERBURY CENTER — Henrietta E. Guyette, 84, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Born in Waterbury on June 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Gertrude S. (Boardman) Companion. On Nov. 10, 1947, she married William “Bill” J. Guyette Sr. in Waterbury. Bill predeceased Henrietta on Feb. 14, 2005.
Henrietta attended Waterbury High School and then, following her marriage, was busy and happy as a homemaker raising her family. Joining the workforce later, Henrietta was a waitress and cook for several Waterbury area restaurants; worked at Pilgrim Plywood in Waterbury; the Barre Capacitor Plant and then finished her career as a psychiatric technician at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, retiring in 1992. A member of the Waterbury Center Community Church, Henrietta also volunteered for the Waterbury Center Fire Department Auxiliary, helping over the years with a number of their activities.
Her family fondly remembers Henrietta for the love she shared with her large family, for her enjoyment of cooking, camping, going to the casinos, and for doing a variety of crafts, sewing and quilting.
Henrietta is loved and mourned by her children, Brenda Guyette of Salem, Oregon, Patsy Murray and her husband, Gordon, of East Ryegate, Debbie Austin of Waterbury Center, Candy Baker and her husband, Stuart, of Waterbury Center, William J. Guyette Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Waterbury Center, Bradley Guyette and his wife, Nancy, of Hyde Park, Randy Guyette and his wife, Robin, of Waterbury Center, Steve Guyette and his wife, Loreen, of Waterbury Center; her daughter-in-law Marcia Guyette of Waterbury Center; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Ellen Companion of Waterbury Center; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Henrietta was predeceased by her son, Thomas Guyette, and her brother, James Companion.
Funeral services will be held from the field behind her home at 1889 Guptil Road in Waterbury Center at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, where friends and family are also invited for a time of visitation from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will take place in Waterbury Center Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 (www.cvhhh.org), or to the Waterbury Center Community Church, P.O. Box 216, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com.
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